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. back to you. >> thank you. >>> a developing story. bay area commuters, you have a big reprieve. golden gate ferry service boats going to run on schedule today. anne makovec in larkspur. marin county with why the strike has suddenly been called off. she has more. good morning. >> reporter: i just got off the phone with the union spokesman who says, they were thinking about striking so they wanted to let the public know that they were thinking about striking so the public wasn't surprised. then the golden gate bridge district decided to go ahead and call off the service because they didn't want people to be surprised either. so there is confusion between the union and the district, no surprise. we heard of these contract negotiations getting out of control before. in this case it was going to end up in a one-day strike here for golden gate ferry service between larkspur where i'm standing, san francisco, and sausalito all ferry service was going to be cancelled for the day. this morning it turns out that workers showed up for work. so there will be no disruption in service today. certain
's forecast for the start of a big holiday weekend. i'll give you a hint, it's going to get hot around here. >>> and a warning after two hikers at yosemite are swept away. >>> homeowners now have less than 24 hours before firefighters require them to install smoke protectors. only some people appear to be getting the message, eric rasmussen. >> reporter: owners at this warehouse store say they ran out for a time today. but homeowners now know that if you don't have one of these at your home, you're going to get fined. on friday all single family homes in california will have to have a smoke detector. >> did you know you have to have one by tomorrow. >> no. >> i heard it was going to be put into law but i didn't know it was tomorrow. >> the purpose here is to allow you to protect your family. >> reporter: menlo park fire chief saw the dangers of carbon monoxide in 2008 when his department responded to a home where it affected eight people. >> they actually had several children unconscious, they had adults that are sick. >> a very basic battery operated one. >> reporter: now that the cost has
and dry fourth of july weekend. this is part of the latest budget cuts tied to san jose's big budget crisis. on any given day a fire truck or fire engine will be out of service at one of san jose four stations. these cuts are raising public safety fears both in and outside the fire department. >> response times increase. fire intensity grows. and so upon arrival our firefighters will be faced with a greater workload, higher risk, and greater demand. >> that is not good for anybody. >> there will not be any re ductions in staff on sunday or the fourth of july. there are cuts that take place today. >>> san francisco city leaders failed to meet today's budget deadline. they were huddled in closed door meetings in city hall until late last night. they are still trying to figure out the final pieces of a huge budget package. now they have agreed on nearly all of the major points in ed lee's $6.8 billion spending plan. the remaining sticking points include proposed social services cuts and contracting -- contracting out security at some city hospitals. >>> the u.s. senate canceled its holi
-packard which is going mobil thanks to another silicon valley company. >> sit powerful enough and big enough? >> reporter: with all the attention paid to tablet computer, hp face as huge challenge. the silicon giant is famous as a leader in the tech industry, but when it comes to tablets, it's behind. >> this is the hp touch pad. >> reporter: now trying to make up ground, the touchpad looks familiar with a big difference. its operating system. a user interface or u.i. >> when people use the touch pad, when they pick it up in the store, when they give it a try, what they're going to find is that we have a u.i. that's like none other. >> reporter: but hp faces an uphill battle. we're all used to the apple tablet and android tablet. hp, these're known for what's on their desk. >> pc sales are slowly diminishing, laptop sales are slowly diminishing and tablet sales are going through the roof and if hp doesn't get into the game in a big way, they stand to lose. >> what we're seeing is people are computing more. they're taking their devices with them. they're filling the white spaces in their day
:00 p.m. the '90s will really take hold out in the east bay. the delta, a highway for a corridor, a big walnut creek, the stretch of 583 livermore and back to tracy will be hot. south of san jose near morgan hill, 90 degree weather as well. that is hallows in general and then things will cool off as we head towards 9:00 p.m.. if >> events is as good as a guest for the bay area commute. no delays through marin county. a very live right southbound on 101. public transit, no problems reported. there was a threat of a strike on the golden gate ferries and that was resolved before the first serious flaws scheduled to leave. >> the white sticker is good for 2015. here is a list of vehicles that can receive the white sticker. with the yellow sticker the only issue 85,000, with the white sticker it is unlimited. if you have a vehicle that is all electric or natural gas, you should apply. is good until to the odds of 15. -- 2015. >> upon to the california state budget. the budget battle is over. yesterday the governor signed a $36 billion in the budget package into law without tax increases. cal
's forecast for the start of a big holiday weekend. i'll give you a hint, it's going to get [ bailiff ] fee court is now in session. come on out, guys. the jury has reached its decision. now, you guys found the other airline guilty of charging a 150-dollar change fee. you bet! southwest would never do that. and that was after she changed her flight and paid the difference in airfare. that other airline treated her wrong. she was understandably upset. well, who can afford a 150-dollar change fee? he was surprised with the verdict. you got that right. [ male announcer ] don't pay a change fee on top of a fare difference. fly southwest, the only major airline that never charges change fees. >>> homeowners now have less than 24 hours before firefighters require them to install smoke protectors. only some people appear to be getting the message, eric rasmussen. >> reporter: owners at this warehouse store say they ran out for a time today. but homeowners now know that if you don't have one of these at your home, you're going to get fined. on friday all single family homes in california will have
. >> that money could make a big difference to a lot of people. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy productive life. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> warner: once again today, debt-laden governments in europe grappled with massive public anger over austerity measures they'd imposed. in greece, the government won a bitter struggle today to rein in debt for bailout help. and in britain, civil servants took the streets. a tense calm returned to athens, greece today, but shards of glass lay strewn on the sidewalks and charred debris was stacked in the streets. they were the remnants of riots that raged into the night as protesters set fires and battled police, who fought back with clouds of tear gas. even so, the greek parliament voted today to implement the austerity measures it had endorsed yesterday. the international
the big fireworks show they're getting ready for on monday. two concerts on the steps of the capitol, also at the washington monument. but from coast to coast, we're talking beaches and barbecues and camping and celebration. july 1st and the 2011 great escape is on. ♪ hot fun in the summertime >> reporter: from yosemite in the west. >> i like the girls the best. >> reporter: aaa says 39 million americans will travel 59 miles or more this long weekend. that's 1 million fewer than last year. >> reporter: you can blame the pain at pump. the national average for unleaded now $3.54 a gallon, down from the high of $3.98 on may 4th. but still 80 cents higher than a year ago. >> it's still tough because we're still kind of transitioning from how high the gas prices were so we've got in the habit of not traveling as much. >> reporter: the big surprise? while fewer people are driving than a year ago, more people are flying. air travel is up 9% this summer. >> for some people, it actually may be more convenient and cheaper to fly than to drive this year. >> reporter: and airline ticket prices are a
so we've got in the habit of not traveling as much. >> reporter: the big surprise? while fewer people are driving than a year ago, more people are flying. air travel is up 9% this summer. >> for some people, it actually may be more convenient and cheaper to fly than to drive this year. >> reporter: and airline ticket prices are also up, 11% on average. >> we're cutting back on trips and staying home more. >> it is a pretty exciting trip. the first time that anna and i have ever been anywhere together on a trip like this over the big pond. ♪ >> reporter: the top family destination this summer -- orlando. the top destinations for singles and couples -- las vegas, new york, chicago, and seattle. the good news? experts say there are plenty of flexible hotel deals out there, especially orlando, reno, portland, seattle and colorado. >> free nights, free room upgrades, kids stay free, resort credits. take advantage of all of those offerings to offset higher gas prices and higher airfares. >> reporter: back on the maryland shore, a yearly ritual -- >> every year i bring my kids here just to
to eat these big ice creams in cuba, used lots of cream. most dominica patrons were male but a few foreign women venturing to the famous establishment in the company of men from the court. one of these women was my grandmother, merced moynihan. in la dominica, one of the best cafes in the world, located on oreilly street, where my grandparents met. ticket to ride, i talk about my family history but after they marry -- i am reading a little from the book -- my grandparents were at the center of many fascinating things. i found myself at el centro, the literary and musical gatherings. their house on calle mercades became a cultural cross roads with the traffic of foreigners created a new inspired geography. they travel everywhere. my grandmother, merced, nina played the piano and read poems, while edward read the poems besides playing the fiddle and violin, behaved like an avant garde composer, moving around furniture. according to the journalist were a dynamic duo that rescued the famous hotel sevilla from dereliction in 1919. they also constructed the biltmore neighborhood where ma
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their finances. >>> well every program you can think of in the new state budget took big hits. but there is some good news out of all of this. capitol correspondent annette has the story now from sacramento. >> this is the first on time budget pl since i have been governor. >>reporter: while governor brown joked about an on time budget, 86 billion dollar spending plan was no laughing matter. it pairs down state service substantially and general fund spending to the lowest since the early 70's. nearly 1 quarter of funding to uc and csu has been slashed. 70 state parks are slated foreclosure. and the poor elderly and disabled will have to live on smaller welfare grants and cash aid. >> these are real tough hard decisions and going forward californians have to think very hard about what is it that we want. >>reporter: democrats first choice but to ask california voters if they wanted to extend the expiring tax hike to save some services. but even after months of arm twisting governor brown could not convince 2 republicans in each house to go along. >> this is a victory the for the people. >>r
purchases like a car or big appliance to save more. >> tomorrow this car you'd save $428 without negotiation. >> i don't think a lot of people are buying expensive items these days. i have tox my stove burned out. >> and retailers have to reprogram tonight so customers will be charged correct sales tax tomorrow. >> several laws and changes will go into affect at midnight z authority owners will be required to install carbon monoxide detectors in homes and condoes and hotel rooms. and stickers like this will no longer give drivers a free pass in the carpool lane when they don't have enough passengers to drive there. and polls -- tolls going up at the golden gate bridge for truckers, people pulling trailers and any vehicle with three or more axls. drivers can go to traffic school but violations will be remaining on their records. and the state will require all students entering 7th through 12th grade to get an adolescent whooping cough shot before attending classes next year. >> california teachers delighted with legislation blocking them from layoffs this upcoming year saying school districts
know who you can call to get a cab. i am a big believer in pedestrian bicycling as options to get around town. many cities in the world have far more people working or on bicycles into blocking or on bicycles. they are pleasant most of transit and are efficient. -- many cities in the world have far more people walking or on bicycles. they are pleasant and efficient forms of transportation. that will take cars off the road and make it easier for those who drive. if we want to create a world- class transportation system, we have to make a commitment to each of these modes of transit to allow us to move where we need to go. >> is it safe for pedestrians on the streets? >> it is not. in recent years, we have had too many pedestrian accidents. there are estimates it costs our cities several hundred millions a year because of traffic accidents, injuries, and fatalities. i am asking one of our transit agencies to study where we're spending our dollars around the district and whether we invested more money would help to reduce our overall costs that come when a pedestrian is hit by a car.
of our nation's finest public servant. >> it is a big surprise but we should have known a couple of months ago you're getting pretty good at this covert op stuff. >> reporter: tomorrow former cia director will be sworn in. >>> in just hours, many of drivers will need more time or more cash to get around everyone though their trip hasn't changed. sal castaneda live in oakland to show us what's going to happen. >> reporter: here at the bay bridge toll plaza tomorrow, the tolls will go up for many bay area drivers. and for some hybrid drivers some key privileges will go away and that has some complaining. state issued gold stickers on hybrid vehicles become worthless tomorrow as those drivers will no longer be available to use the car pool lane while driving alone. the perk had been used to encourage drivers to purchase hybrids. >> the reason why i purchased the hybrid in the first place is to get that car pool status. >> reporter: his commute from oakland to san francisco will become more time consumer and expensive because of the -- time consuming and expensive because of the cha
to 100. >>> right after the break, the embarrassing security breach that shows some big holes in airport security. [ kate ] if this icelandic mud could work wonders on my skin, imagine what it could do for my business. now, i just had to figure out a way to get it back to the states. so i called john, my citibank small business expert. [ john ] kate, how are you? [ kate ] he got me a line of credit and together we made it happen. now, my spa has more business than ever. ...and so does our cleaning crew. [ male announcer ] at citibank, we believe small business is a big deal. what's your story? citibank can help you write it. >>> an embarrassing and potentially dangerous story has the tsa doing damage control. an agent allowed a man to board a flight with an outdated boarding pass and invalid i.d. a nigerian man is in custody tonight charged with being a stowaway. we bring in beverly white from our l.a. station who joins us from lax. beverly, with all the security checkpoints we go through to board a flight, how could this man slip right through? >> reporter: it makes you wonder, raj. it
of politics involved here in terms of as you said, they made it a big case from the start and said they had the case. >> yeah, they said they had the case. and we did hear from cyrus mance today. also ken thompson the lawyer for the accuser, for the made, he criticized the manhattan district attorney, said that they perhaps were fearing they mr. going to lose the case. they were setting up for a dismissal. they were very critical. he even referenced manhattan district attorney's recent cases that had failed. so this is a very interesting dynamic. and this could be a major blow for cyrus mance, the manhattan district attorney. today we did not see that strong, confident prosecution we saw in the last two courtrooms. >> brown: laurie levenson, pick up on that last part. the split that we saw when the attorney for the accuser came out was very strongly going after the prosecutor for dropping the ball, for not picking up, and really telling him, do not let go of this. how unusual is something like that? >> well, you know, this is a big advocate for the victim. and a lot of victims don't have su
tied up at the dock tomorrow. >> and tiny pest. big problem. growing bed bug infestation in the bay area. 7 news begins in growing bed bug infestation in the bay area. 7 news begins in 60 seconds. //////////// >> getting across the bay just got more challenging for commuters. good evening i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. golden gate ferry service cancelled for tomorrow because of threatened one day strike by the ticket seller union. we are live at the larkspur ferry terminal with what all this means for commuters. >>reporter: well, for those who know about it, it means they have to stay home. drive. or take a bus. for anyone who arrives at for ri terminal tomorrow morning unaware the district will be doing sweep, occasional sweep through the terminal and shuttling people to the golden gate bridge bus stop and from there they have to make their way. what it means for l commuters beyond that saturday sunday next week well that's a little unclear. 16 ticket agent at the larkspur ferry terminal embarcadero and on the sausolito ferry are due to be replaced with
any intron decisions on this budget. that we had a big challenge to not only create a foundation for years to come, but that we would make sure that we had a budget that would reflect long-term investments and the long-term financial health of this city. we set out a course to collaborate with as many people as possible and to make sure that our budget was reflective of what san francisco knows how to do. that is collaborate and build consensus. we held over 10 budget town hall meetings. we've met over hundreds of residents, community organizations. we met with city commissioners, labor organizations, business owners, and activists, and throughout all those meetings, they are able to shift some $28 million in changes to the budget. this budget not only reflects our values, it is about the future of our city. you have heard all of those that you have attended. the budget town hall meetings and meetings with our community- based agencies. you need not hear from me today again about the goal, but i do want you to hear from people who i think are our challenge and reflective of our c
. i was not in business until 1961. he made a big deal out of working in clay. the things he was doing was something never seen before. >> it is a large scale bronze. it has been sitting here of the hall of justice since 1971. talk about what happens to the work of art out of the elements. >> the arts commission commissioned the piece. they did not set aside money for repair. it has slowly changed color. it was black. it has been restored. >> it has been restored to the original patina. >> there was no damage done to its. i do not think there were any holes made in it. they have been working on it for six or eight weeks. it is practically ready to go. i am very excited to see it done. >> over the course of the arts in richmond program, we have added almost 800 works of art into the public space. maintaining that is not something that the bond funds allow us to do. this is why you came up with the idea of art care. >> i hope we get the community going and get people who really like to be involved. we will give them a chance to be involved. if you are interested in art, this is a marvelo
mission in afghanistan. if confirmed, the general will have big boots to fill and succeeding general petraeus commander of the 49 member international security assistance force coalition and u.s. forces afghanistan. like general petraeus, general allen brings an in-depth understanding of the complexities of the counterinsurgency effort based on his own experience as the commander in anbar province in iraq. working with the sunni awakening the marines and anbar succeeded in getting local sunni tribal leaders to reject the insurgency and instead support the iraqi government and its the deputy commander at u.s. central command general ellen has developed a regional perspective on issues affecting the region in afghanistan. he will be the first marine to serve as the top commander in afghanistan. the number one priority will be implementing president obama's decision last week to accelerate the transition of security responsibility to afghan forces and start bringing the u.s. surged forces home. as all land by the president, 10,000 u.s. troops will be withdrawn by the end of this year an
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